Spondaical
Spondaic Spon*da"ic (sp[o^]n*d[=a]"[i^]k), Spondaical Spon*da"ic*al (-[i^]*kal), a. [L. spondaicus, spondiacus, Gr. ?: cf. F. sponda["i]que.] 1. Of or pertaining to a spondee; consisting of spondees. [1913 Webster]

2. Containing spondees in excess; marked by spondees; as, a spondaic hexameter, i. e., one which has a spondee instead of a dactyl in the fifth foot. [1913 Webster]


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  • spondaical — spon·da·i·cal …   English syllables

  • spondaical — adjective see spondaic I …   Useful english dictionary

  • Spondaic — Spon*da ic (sp[o^]n*d[=a] [i^]k), Spondaical Spon*da ic*al ( [i^]*kal), a. [L. spondaicus, spondiacus, Gr. ?: cf. F. sponda[ i]que.] 1. Of or pertaining to a spondee; consisting of spondees. [1913 Webster] 2. Containing spondees in excess; marked …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spondaic — /spon day ik/, adj. Pros. 1. of or pertaining to a spondee. 2. noting or constituting a spondee. 3. consisting of spondees; characterized by a spondee or spondees. Also, spondaical. [1715 25; < LL spondaicus, metathetic var. of spondiacus < Gk… …   Universalium

  • spondaic — /spɒnˈdeɪɪk/ (say spon dayik) adjective 1. of or relating to a spondee. 2. constituting a spondee. 3. consisting of spondees; characterised by a spondee or spondees. Also, spondaical. {Latin spondaicus} …   Australian English dictionary

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